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Roman mosaic floor found under Italian vineyard

Image caption Local officials said scholars first found evidence of a villa at the site more than a century ago. A Roman mosaic floor has been discovered under a vineyard in northern Italy after decades of searching. Surveyors in the commune of Negrar di Valpolicella north of Verona published images of the well-preserved tiles buried under metres of earth. According to officials, scholars first found evidence of a Roman villa there more than a ... Full story

Taiwan president pledges humanitarian relief for Hong Kongers

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Wednesday pledged to draw up a plan to give humanitarian relief to people involved in pro-democracy protests in Taiwan’s most concrete intervention since a renewal of unrest in Chinese-ruled Hong Kong. FILE PHOTO: Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen delivers her inaugural address at the Taipei Guest House in Taipei, Taiwan May 20, 2020. Wang Yu Ching/Taiwan Presidential Office/Handout via ... Full story

NASA set to resume human spaceflight from U.S. soil with historic SpaceX launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - SpaceX, the private rocket company of billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, was set to launch two Americans into orbit on Wednesday from Florida on a mission that would mark the first spaceflight of NASA astronauts from U.S. soil in nine years. FILE PHOTO: Crews work on the SpaceX Crew Dragon, attached to a Falcon 9 booster rocket, as it sits horizontal on Pad39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, ... Full story

Walkers found after 19 days in the New Zealand wilderness

Image caption Dion Reynolds and Jessica O'Connor got lost in the fog in Kahurangi National Park. Two missing walkers have been found in the New Zealand wilderness, 19 days after they set off. Dion Reynolds and Jessica O'Connor, both 23, began walking in the Kahurangi National Park on 9 May, and expected to be gone for six or seven days. But after getting lost in fog they were both injured in a fall. They found water and were rescued when a ... Full story

Antibody drug tech firm AbCellera raises $105 million as it works on COVID-19

FILE PHOTO: A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a "Vaccine COVID-19" sticker and a medical syringe in this illustration taken April 10, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo. (Reuters) - Canadian drug discovery technology company AbCellera, which analyzes and identifies antibodies for pharmaceutical companies working on a coronavirus treatment and other medicines, said on Wednesday it had raised $105 million in funds. AbCellera ... Full story

Huawei Meng's U.S. extradition case hinges on key ruling in Canada on Wednesday

FILE PHOTO: Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou leaves her home to attend her extradition hearing at B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada January 22, 2020. REUTERS/Jennifer Gauthier. TORONTO/VANCOUVER (Reuters) - A Canadian judge will rule Wednesday on a key aspect of Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou’s extradition to the United States, with a favourable judgment seen as paving the way for the ... Full story

H&M sees furloughed HQ staff returning to work in July

FILE PHOTO: An H&M logotype is seen at a shop, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in central Stockholm, Sweden April 2, 2020. TT News Agency/Fredrik Sandberg via REUTERS. STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden’s H&M ( HMb.ST ) expects the 2,500 furloughed staff at its headquarters in Stockholm to return to work in July, the world’s second-largest fashion retailer said on Wednesday. “As it currently stands, we will not seek to ... Full story

China says will act against foreign interference to Hong Kong law

FILE PHOTO: Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian attends a news conference in Beijing, China April 8, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/File Photo. BEIJING (Reuters) - China will take necessary countermeasures to foreign interference regarding the new Hong Kong security legislation being deliberated, the foreign ministry said on Wednesday. Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian made the remarks during a daily briefing in response to a ... Full story

China's Chery Auto plans to sell cars in EU, United States: chairman

FILE PHOTO: A visitor walks next to a Chery car during the 16th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition in Shanghai, April 20, 2015. REUTERS/Carlos Barria. BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s Chery Automobile, which has a manufacturing partnership with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) ( TAMO.NS ), is planning to sell its own-branded cars in the European Union and United States for the first time, its chairman said. It currently exports only to ... Full story

CATL explores new EV battery services, to add capacity: chairman

FILE PHOTO: A sign of Chinese battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd (CATL) is seen on its building in Ningde, Fujian province, China August 8, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer. BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s top electric vehicle (EV) battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd (CATL) is exploring new battery-related services and will expand manufacturing capacity in the next two years, its chairman told Reuters. Ningde-based CATL, which ... Full story